Left, right, left, right

I recently responded to a comment from a Trump supporter or at least he smelled like a Trump supporter.

Here are some of his “interesting” observations about Trump and why he won;

  1. “If you were honest in attempting to understand the reason Trump’s base supports him, you would look at what he did, not what he said or how he sounded.”
  2.  “You would see that he talks like your after dad, unscripted, full of exaggeration, but passionate, unrehearsed, real.”
  3.  “You’d see that he took on the media (which the public trusts less than the government, according to a new poll) and owned them in ways the average man doesn’t get to in real life.”
  4. “You’d see that the era of the heralded intellectual president has passed, that people care more about results than rhetoric.”

But at the end of the day it always comes down to the pièce de résistance;

“It’s the Left’s fault. And it’s why the Left is not gaining traction with the constant blind criticism.”

I really am sick and tired of the left, right, liberal, and conservative thing. You want to know the reason why nothing ever seems to get done in Washington? There is no middle ground. Donald Trump ran on the campaign promise that he was going to “Drain the swamp”. For those of you uninitiated, Washington, D.C. was built on a piece of swamp land. To date the only thing Donald Trump has done is made the left and the right dig their heels deeper in the muck. All sides have squared off and Trump seems to be simply reveling in the chaos because honestly he has no other course of action.

The real truth for all you red hat wearing basket of deplorables is this, he doesn’t have a freaking clue what he is doing with the exception of one thing, he is the President and that, ladies and gentleman, is as far as he has gotten and may be as far as he gets.

The one thing the Trump brain trust neglected to think through is this, once they pay back all of their well-heeled supporters with appointments who can they hire to actually do the work of running this country? The number of positions the Trump administration needs to fill is staggering. No other sitting President is as far behind in filling those key positions as this administration is. And although Trump is quick to blame the Democrats and Fake News for this trouble his ugly tweets, rambling press conferences and rally speeches are simply a smoke screen for his much larger problem, no one, the people behind the scenes, the people who actually do the heavy lifting of running this country don’t want to work with him or for him.

Despite what he says, despite what he leads everyone to believe, I am convinced there was nobody more surprised that he won than The Donald himself. I am not sure we have ever had an administration more ill prepared for the job at hand than this one.

But all that aside, Trump could have been the guy to find that middle path. He fancies himself a deal maker but rather than pulling up his big boy pants, accepting the arrows and paper cuts as part of the job and trying to get both sides to the table he has spent all of his energy lashing out at anyone and anything that hurts his feelings.

I don’t want this guy to fail, I don’t need this guy to fail but I wish this 70-year-old man would act like a 70 year old man who has been around the block a time or two. This isn’t what I want to hear from my President; “Don’t believe the main stream (fake news) media. The White House is running VERY WELL. I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it.”    

As my grandmother would say “the proof is in the pudding”. I don’t need words, or tweets or as the Trump supporter pointed out in #4 more “rhetoric” at a campaign rally, the campaign is over, you got the title your ego coveted, you are now the closest thing to a King we have. When you are lounging around in your bathrobe four years from now by the pool at Mar a Lago everyone will have to address you as Mr. President. But until then it is time to get serious Mr. President, time to quit campaigning, time to thicken your skin and get to work, in Washington, in the swamp. Time to get your hands dirty. You can’t talk your way through this job, you can’t edit the tape or have a retake. The director can’t fix this in post-production, this is reality one that includes my well-being and my families future.

“I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” – Donald J. Trump campaign promise after criticizing President Barack Obama’s golf habit. He has certainly broken that promise in five short weeks.  

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23 Responses to Left, right, left, right

  1. Nan says:

    Your last paragraph sums it up nicely. If only the subject would read it and take action.

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  2. “Despite what he says, despite what he leads everyone to believe, I am convinced there was nobody more surprised that he won than The Donald himself. ” – Absolutely. Great post.

    – esme upon the Cloud

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  3. ericstrong51 says:

    Sooooooo…there is not a political bone in my body. My last involvement with politics was campaigning for McGovern in NH. I had the bumper sticker, “Don’t blame me, I’m from Massachusetts”.
    Anyway…when anyone, from a fry cook to a secretary to a President there’s an adjustment period. Trumps is expected to hit the road running, but lets be realistic. Here’s a snippet from an article in Recruit Shop:

    Very few new hires work their hardest and best right away. In fact, according to an article in Training Industry Quarterly, it takes at least 1 to 2 years before an employee is “fully productive.” That means that even after an employee has been hired, they may not be as productive as the previous employee for 2 years. You’ll be losing out on potential value for months to years after your previous employee has left.
    Why Does it Take So Long to Adjust?

    Employers often think that a new hire will adjust quickly once they’ve been brought on staff. The general assumption is that all the employee needs is some training, and suddenly they’ll be experts at their job. Yet no matter how much experience someone has coming in to the new position, adjustment is going to take a great deal of time:

    Time spent getting acclimated and understanding their first tasks.
    Time spent asking questions and trying to figure out where things are.
    Time spent feeling uncomfortable about whether they’re doing their job right.


    • Again, I want, I need this guy to succeed. My 401K depends on it but damn, does he have to be such as arrogant dick? How hard is it to be just a nice normal guy?


      • ericstrong51 says:

        Imagine you’re just started a job. Imagine every time you turn on the radio, TV, internet you are being belittled, demeaned, chastised, criticized, judged and you’ve only had the job for a month. You’re trying to figure things out. Imagine half the country you’re attempting to work for without taking a paycheck decides they hate you and are throwing insults not only at YOU, but your family. It would take the patience and centeredness of the Dali Lama to be a nice guy. If it was me, I’d throw in the towel, flip everyone the finger and hide in a cave…but then that’s what you want him to do!! Hmm..

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    • Nan says:

      The different is, ericstrong51, is that this man has been put into the position of leading a country of over 3.5 million people. A bit different than just being hired as a new employee.

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      • ericstrong51 says:

        Why is it different? It’s a job. You have to learn the in’s and out’s. Who to trust? Who can I work with? Where do they keep the ice cream and a cup for my tea? Plus you’re constantly being badgered, judged, criticized, belittled, made fun of by half the people you’re attempting to work for…and you’re working for FREE. Tough job. Who would want such a job? Not me.

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        • No I wouldn’t want it, but it is the job HE wanted and that is the difference. Every man before him encountered the same grief. The difference here is, this man takes every little paper cut as a personal attack like he is being dipped in lemon juice. At some point, like our last President, your skin needs to thicken and realize that the job YOU WANTED is big boy work.

          I am certainly not the brightest guy walking on this planet, I like to scratch my crotch, burp and fart with rest of the neanderthals I encounter. But I do know the difference between honey and shit and to date I believe this President is and has been spoon feeding this country grade A shit. Why I taste it and others don’t, I can’t explain. Again, maybe I am just too dumb to realize that Donald J. Trump is the greatest thing in world, then again maybe I am just awake. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Buddha

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  4. Trump never expected to win, he was merely stroking his huge ego. Reportedly, (and I know more than the generals), when the electoral votes tallied up in his favor there was a resounding, bellowing ‘OH SHIT, NOW WHAT?” echoing from his HQs.

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  5. wyldbore says:

    You are responding emotionally to the belief, yours, that Trump “doesn’t have a freaking clue,” which is exactly what the subject of your piece was attempting to explain to you in his comment on your previous post: that, though he confused you as a Leftists (and subsequently apologized), he (I) did so because it is the Left that, instead of attempting to figure out why Trump won, instead calls Trump and his supporters (60% of the United States) “stupid.” Which achieves nothing.


    • Again, deep rhetorical bullshit. You sound like a 14 year old trying to sound smart. Are you 14? Oh, and just a little business information, when you round up, “Trump and his supporters (60% of the United States)”, you round up a point or two, not double digits. 43% does not round up to 60%, 42.5% rounds up to 43% but I guess that is Fox News math.


  6. I am amazed at the verbal abuse toward people who appose him was nothing no one seem to see that as a problem he won and our morals went down the toilet. Also if he talks to us that way what does he do to his family is he a Jekyll and Hide I don’t think so abuse is abuse and I am sure his family gets it too.

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